Originally posted by Neo42
Using my Radeon 9600 which apparently has HDTV compliant drivers (Catalyst 4.8 I think?) I was unable to get the picture to fully fit on the TV---PERIOD. I would be totally happy if there was a way to get it to fit on the screen and still be scaled (not 1:1 pixel ratio) as at least I could pipe my HDTV Wonder output without missing the edges of the picture (overscan)!
So yeah, I am feeling your pain here. I'm really discouraged as I was hoping I could use my PC as an HDTV Tuner, HDTV PVR and DVD player to be plugged into the TV. What is the deal with Toshiba, especially when ATI is boasting their HDTV compatibility? Even using powerstrip the image went whack before I could shrink the size down properly.
Considering this and noticing the rainbow more and more recently, I'm seriously considering returning the Tosh and getting the JVC D-ILA. Right now about the only thing I like about the TV is the contrast ratio. Bleh.
And following the last post, one of my concerns is that I do NOT see the rainbow effect in any DLPs, I just see a graininess in the highlights (bright areas). But I'm worried that I may buy a DLP set, like this Toshiba (which I think looks great from what I've seen so far) and then find after several weeks "oh, yeah, now I actually DO see this rainbow effect". Is that scenario common?
--Brad in Palo Alto
The leaked drivers have done the job for me. I do (as I said) get a perfect
desktop with my nvidia card. I already AM using my PC as a digital tuner
(via Myhd card) and SUPER DVD player (also myhd card). Worst case all
you need is an Nvidia vid card with DVI output.
I tried to send you screen shot ....but this silly baord software limits pix to
Here is the sync info that might help you use powerstrip for your radeon
pixel clock 74.16Mhz
front porch 5
back porch 78
sync width 25
active lines = 662
front porch 112
back porch 320
sync width 40
active pix 1176
scan rate 45khz
Hope this helps
I just got comcast HD cable hooked up and watchd kill-bill2 DVD. The picture
quality is SUPER. I am now seeing that the lack of 1:1 mapping as
a minor annoyance since 95% of the time I will be watching glorious HD or
DVD. I am now realizing what a great
monitor I have. Sweet Sweet Eye candy it is................
I only briefly saw rainbows in the show rooms...but now I see them all
the time but only on really weird screens like PC screen with large patches
of white etc....I rarely see them on normal hidef TV or DVD's. I look at it
as a side effect of the technology and dont let it bother me because it
dosent take away enjoyment from real content. I feel it's a small price
to pay to have such large and superb pictures in my living room. I could
have gotten an LCD or LCOS but after months of research I am still
convinced that the HD2+ rev of the DLP chip provides superior results on
the highest quality programming.
THe first day or so I had my unit (this is day 5) I was feeling eyestrain and
was freaking that I would not be able to adjust to DLP. The computer
output expecially made my eyes hurt. But after another few days I dont
notice it at all. I feel I have adapted and gotten used to it and now just
love it w/o discomfort.